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My name's Alison but for reasons too long to go into I'm known as Cockney Blonde or CB for short. I've been rubber stamping for several years but now spend most of my time either knitting or crocheting. However, with the advent of a New Year I have bitten the bullet and am tackling my usually hated pastime of sewing. I've even bought 'Sewing for Dummies' to guide me on my way. I've been with my hubby Dave for 24 years and between us we have 4 kids and 5 grandkids. We also have 2 cats and a dog, the latter features as my 'photo' image. I used to be able to blog daily but these days I struggle to blog weekly. Hopefully now we are settled into our new home in the country, I can get back to a daily (well almost) update from the room I now have to share with hubby. No more personal crafting space for me!!! Thanks to all the blogs and sites I follow for all your brilliant inspiration, and thank you to everyone who finds the time to comment on my blog.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Another Layette Basket

Phew, this was a more difficult wool to knit with. This time I followed the instructions more closely by using a chunky wool, doubled for the sides. It is beautiful and soft and resembles baby lambs coats but not easy to knit with and I don't think it looks or feels as sturdy as the one I made in pink.

Below is the inside circular pattern. I had to increase the circle in a different way as the yarn was too awkward to create the lace effect of the pink one.

I'm sure once its laden with nappies, talc etc it will be absolutely fine.

It may be a while before I make another.

Hope you're all managing in this cold weather, x


  1. Lovely basket alison and I like the pink version too

  2. Crikey Alison, you are becoming a Master Knitter. Where do you get all your inspiration from? This is fab! Hugs, Neet xx

  3. By Alison you are really into this knitting lark, you have patience too, don't think I could manage one of those


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